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Issue 20

Snap, Rupert!

 

 

 

Spot the difference. None? You're almost right – only the page folio is different: July 2, 2009 (the one on the left) and the other, today, August 9, 2013. Yet the ad’s main text says: “Who's reading what in The Centre?” That suggest it refers to the present. In fact it is quoting a Roy Morgan survey of 2008. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

The cutting times

 

A new volume of memoir and reflection on his art by Rod Moss has been published this week by UQP. Titled tellingly One Thousand Cuts, it bleeds grief, as violence, disease and death ravages his circle of Arrernte friends and at times leaves Moss reeling. The country becomes his “safety net” into which he leans to find joy and consolation. KIERAN FINNANE reviews.

 

At right: And dark was the night, 2009. A few days later the candle-bearer would stab his young wife, whom Moss shows here with their young son,  11 times.

Road planning in a roundabout way

The construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Undoolya Road and Sturt Terrace completes an odd example of the management of traffic flow in Alice Springs. There are now four roundabouts in a row – one at every street corner – along Undoolya Road from Sturt Terrace at one end to the intersection of Stott Terrace and Grevillea Drive to the east, in a distance less than a kilometre, comments ALEX NELSON. PHOTOS: Undoolya Road roundabout at the Winnecke intersection. The Alice Springs News Online has asked the town council for a comment.

Consumers to pay for flawed container deposit tax

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

The announcement by the Northern Territory Government that it will reinstate its failed Cash for Containers Scheme means that consumers will bear the cost of what is effectively a tax on drink containers, writes Gary Dawson, CEO, Australian Food and Grocery Council.

Warlpiri versus the Queen

 

 

Alice Springs News Online journalist KIERAN FINNANE (pictured) has brought together her reporting of a number of court cases involving young Warlpiri men in a long and detailed piece of reportage for the current, 10th anniversary edition of the Griffith REVIEW.

Marketing ploy? Bureaucrat creep? Joke?

 

 

It was a consummate performance: the perfect bureaucrat, eyes glued to the screen, ignoring all around her, a little discreet typing, lots of competent nodding, agreement, questions, plans.  Business shirt, straight skirt, stockinged legs, low-heeled pumps.  Desk, phone, computer. Right in the middle of Todd Mall. Passers-by were non-plussed, amused, intrigued, KIERAN FINNANE among them.

Fracking may be used but horizontal drilling will be preferred

 

 

 

 

The oil and gas company Blue Energy Limited has entered into an agreement for exploration in an area roughly the size of England, north-west of Tennant Creek (see map). Chairman John Ellice-Flint says the company will be exploring for "conventional and unconventional oil and gas", the former appearing in sandstone and limestone, the latter in shale. The controversial fracking is sometimes used to recover unconventional oil but he says horizontal drilling will be the preferred method. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Container deposit scheme: it's all go!

 

 

 

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

The Territory’s Container Deposit Scheme has cleared the final hurdle following the Federal Executive Council’s decision to grant national recognition yesterday, writes  Peter Chandler, Environment Minister.

Voting for change? Don't hold your breath.

 

 

If you're getting all excited about the September 7 election – don't. That, in a nutshell, is the advice of the CDU's Alice Springs based Professorial Research Fellow Rolf Gerritsen (pictured): "Nothing much will change" no matter who forms government in Canberra, nor who gets elected as the Member for Lingiari. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Books and arts in The Centre

 

 

From our archive: recent reviews by KIERAN FINNANE.

 

Updated August 6, 2013: Some of the links to our archive may not previously have been working. Fixed now!

 

At right: Artist and author Rod Moss (right) during the opening ceremony for his exhibition Anatomy Lesson – You. Me. Us.

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